SPRINGFIELD – Have you ever been too embarrassed to shake someone’s hand because your palms were too sweaty? If so, you may have a medical condition that can be cured with a simple outpatient surgical procedure.
Palmar Hyperhidrosis, or ‘sweaty palm disorder,’ is a medical condition caused by hyperactive sympathetic nervous activity over sweat glands in the hands. A procedure used for patients with severe palmar hyperhidrosis is a surgical procedure called Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy. Baystate Medical Center is the only hospital in Western Mass. to offer this procedure.
“Through the use of a fiberoptic camera and small surgical instruments, we locate and cut the right portion of the sympathetic chain in a relatively simple procedure,” said Dr. Keith Mortman of Baystate Thoracic Surgery Associates.
For more information on the sweaty palm disorder, or to find out more about the surgical procedure being offered only at Baystate Medical Center, call Baystate Thoracic Surgery Associates at 794-8050.